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Tag, You’re It! February 1, 2009

Filed under: Adventures,Awards,Entertainment,Friends,Humor,Inspirations,Reflections — everydaywomanusa @ 7:39 am
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OK, I’ve been tagged by the Farmer’s Daughter.

Here are the rules:

–Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
–Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog – some random, some weird.
–Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their    blog.
–Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, here goes, probably way more than you want to know:

7 Facts about myself:

  1. BK (Before Kids), I had a career in publishing as a writer/editor for an international technical magazine.  I traveled to interview mostly old men in wire mills and I usually got questions like “What’s a nice, young girl like doing in a place like this?”  (I secretly hoped I’d get a really exciting writing job for Cosmo or at the very least Good Housekeeping some day!)
  2. I’ve walked with Grizzlies in Alaska . . . yes, I really can’t believe that I did that, too!
  3. I also rafted the Colorado River for 5 days, sleeping in the canyons at night in thunderstorms, with the river or a pail as our only bathroom.  (#2 and #3 were my husband’s ideas, but I’m glad I lived through them because now I can impress people who think I’m a risk-taker, even though I’m really not!)
  4. I learned how to use a computer back in the DOS days.  (“What’s that?” you youngsters are asking.)
  5. I’m probably addicted to three things: coffee, the sun, and my Blackberry.  (I know this because I get a headache if I don’t get my DD in the am and I got a Blackberry so I could check my e-mail on the run.  I am trying to change my habits re: the sun due to the negative effects of too much exposure.)
  6. I started college at age 40, when my husband challenged me to pursue the teaching career that I had always planned.  It was one of the best decisions of my life (second to marrying that dear guy!) and now after my 8th year of teaching (and two more degrees) I’m planning on starting a doctoral program.
  7. My crazy, wonderful family gave me a brand-new, candy-apple red Mustang convertible for Mothers’ Day a couple of years ago, which I enjoy driving “topless” more than I ever imagined!  The ‘Stang’s tucked in the garage for the winter next to their ’66 classic mustang.  (I think they gave me mine because they didn’t want me to drive theirs!)

 OK, that’s probably way more than you wanted to hear, but I’m tagging:

 Margaret  at Periodic Pearls

Aisling at The Quiet Country House

Cloudhands at Uncarved Block

Nan at Letters From a Hill Farm

Ernestine at My Journey to Mindfulness

Dee at Red Dirt Ramblings

Linda at Vulture Peak Muse

Thanks for playing, everyone, and I hope you have a little fun with it!

~~Ruth

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10 Responses to “Tag, You’re It!”

  1. OH, mom you should post that picture of you back when you worked for Wire Journal. You know, the one in the hard hat and glasses, with your 80’s workin girl short hair cut.

  2. Ruth Says:

    Shhhhhhhhhhh, Abbie! It’s really a shame that I don’t have that one available electronically and I’m quite certain I destroyed the only hard copy I had of that one!

  3. Jon Says:

    Good Housekeeping magazine… that made me laugh

  4. Ruth Says:

    Jon,
    I’m so glad I can add to your comic relief! Hey, I wasn’t an expert on wire either!

  5. Dee Says:

    Hi Ruth, I’ll try to get with it and do the meme. Thanks so much for tagging me. I love the idea of a candy apple red Mustang. I want one too I think.~~dee

  6. linda Says:

    hi ruth, thanks for your comment on my blog today and for tagging me with this meme I do believe I have already done! I will have to look…otherwise, I will do it as soon as I get a chance and let you know!

  7. Dee and Linda,
    Always great to hear from you . . . and I enjoy reading your blogs!

  8. Aisling Says:

    Ruth,

    Sorry I’m so slow in responding to this. I’ll try to play along; later today if I can fit it in to my agenda! Looks fun. I enjoyed your responses. I am in a similar “going back to college after 40” situation! The big difference is I’m not through it yet. It seems like a long haul. 🙂

    ~ Aisling

  9. Cloudhands Says:

    Perhaps I should change my name to Procrastinator. I am turning into one of those people who can only do one thing at a time. The time for responding to being tagged seems to be now. Thanks for prompting me to do this. It was a fun project. By the way your sunset pictures are stunning. I miss the flat lands of Michigan and beautiful sunsets. We have to drive out of the trees to see then and have done so from time to time. Love your blog.

  10. Aisling and Cloudhands,

    We have so much in common! Aisling~it IS a long haul, but it’s worth every minute of it. Don’t be in such a rush to get to the destination; remember to enjoy the journey!

    Cloudhands~I’m a procrastinator, too! I’m blogging right now when I should be doing a million other “more inportant” things!


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